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ENEL Acquires 650 MW of Renewable Capacity From EGPNA REP

The overall consideration paid for the transaction amounts to approximately 256 million US dollars, for an enterprise value equal to around 900 million US dollars. Enel S.p.A., acting through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), finalised the acquisition of 100 percent of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from […]

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EBRD Deepens Green Finance in Armenia with €2.5 Mn Loan

Possible investments include technologies such as thermal insulation, photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal heat pumps and water efficient irrigation systems. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is intensifying efforts to strengthen energy efficiency in Armenia with the launch of a new Green Economy Financing Facility for the country, co-financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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Govt Earmarks Rs 88500 Cr to Spur EV Infrastructure and Curb Pollution

The Indian government has proposed incentives of about Rs 88500 crore in order to help power plants install equipment that will curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles. Out of the allocated budget, a majority of the chunk (nearly 95%) would be used for curbing sulphur emissions from power plants, and the rest […]

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Wish List for The Final 2019 Budget

In a year when the country heads for general elections, the renewable sector has reason to look forward to a good final budget, from whoever comes to power. This is because the renewables sector has been an undisputed success story for India, and no government should be doing anything to slow it down. For the […]

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MNRE’s Rs 175.87 Cr RE Research and Technology Development Programme Renewed

The President of India has given his approval for the continuation of the Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development (RETD) program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for implementation during 2017-18 and 2019-20 at the cost of  Rs 175.87 crore. The scheme aims at scaling up R&D effort for “Renewable Energy Research […]

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In Renewables, it’s No Less Than a ‘Revolution’ Underway in India. WSDS 2019

At the World Sustainable Development Summit, India’s renewable push came up for appraisal, with everyone agreeing that it was no less than a revolution when seen from most metrics. At a panel chaired by Ajay Shankar of TERI, Anand Kumar, Secretary, MNRE, Vineet Mittal of the Avaada Energy Group representing the private sector, David Nelson […]

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CERC Issues Order to Optimise ISGS Schedules in India, Reducing Generation Costs

The CERC in its order has stated that the pilot for the SCED will be implemented by POSOCO with effect from April 1, 2019. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), after reviewing proposals made by the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) on “Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) of Inter-State Generating Stations pan India,” has issued […]

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POWERED Accelerator’s Second Cohort Shortlists 9 Women-Led Startups

Selected companies from the 2nd cohort will be supported with an equity-free seed fund of up to $10,000 after a successful first cohort in October. POWERED Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind global entrepreneurship programme, focusing on women-led businesses in the energy value chain, has shortlisted 9 women-led startups for its 2nd cohort. The 9 women-led startups shortlisted […]

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NTPC Seeks Contractors for Setting Up Bharat EV Chargers

The last date of bid submission comprising both techno-commercial and price bid is February 14, 2019 The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for development of charging infrastructure package with Bharat EV Chargers ( DC & AC). The brief scope of work will include the complete turnkey solution including the […]

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